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BA (Hons)

Education & Psychology

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

The way we develop and learn as children underpins our entire lifespan. Our BA Education & Psychology course will give you a sound understanding of Psychology in an educational context.

As you progress through this course you’ll explore learning, memory, thinking and language, as well as the problems encountered by young people in education – including learning difficulties and social or emotional problems.

In Year 1 you’ll study the core areas of psychobiology and cognition, developmental and social psychology, and study the methods of psychological enquiry in class and in practical sessions.

You will combine your interest in psychology to the study of education, considering issues such as learning theory, school systems and policy.

In Years 2 and 3 you’ll study modules focusing on the application of psychology in education. You’ll graduate with the ability to enhance children’s learning and enable teachers to become more aware of the social factors affecting teaching and learning.

Why study with us

  • You’ll spend part of your degree in our state-of-the-art psychology building, with its specialist video Child Observation Suite and Cognitive Laboratories.
  • You’ll get the chance to undertake a placement in an educational environment in each of the three years of your degree.
  • There are also opportunities to gain international work experience through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL), including modules accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

What you'll do

  • You could gain international work experience in your third year through modules created by the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
  • You could choose to take time out to spend a year teaching abroad with one of our international partners.
  • There are opportunities to go on international trips; previously students have gone to destinations such as South Africa, Cyprus and China to study their education systems.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our Education and Psychology graduates have gone on to enjoy a wide range of rewarding careers. Many work in public services with children and their families, carry out youth work, work in a teaching support role, or become a teacher (following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training).

Our Psychology syllabus is informed by the professional body, The British Psychological Society (BPS). You could choose to progress to a Major Psychology route that leads to Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) if you graduate with a First or Second Class Honours degree. This opens doors to further postgraduate study and eventually Chartered Psychology status.

Chartered Psychologists work in schools, colleges, nurseries and special units, usually alongside teachers and parents. They work with other professionals in education, health and social services. A growing number work as independent or private consultants.

If you would like to practise psychology as a profession, you can study on the conversion postgraduate MSc in Psychology course, which would then give you access to study a master’s programme accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Our Psychology graduates have also gone on to work in roles with children and young families, youth work, human resources, local authorities, law enforcement, project management, data gathering and analysis.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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